Question by  elikai (23)

What is a black bug with pincers?


Answer by  aurynbearer (110)

It is a stag beetle. They also come in other colors, and some can grow over 3 inches. They are well-known for their big mandibles, which they use to fight.


Answer by  Puppyluv (173)

How large is it? There are thousands of black bugs with pincers of all sizes and shapes, some are harmless and some are not. There are some great books in the library and some great entomology resources online to help you identify what it is.


Answer by  Hank (117)

Many black bugs with pincers are from the beetle family. For instance the giant stag beetle is black and has pincers. The scarites subterraneus is also a black beetle with pincers. Another very common bug that is black with pincers is the earwig. They are a dark blackish brown bug with pincers.


Answer by  Bugmann (130)

Without knowing more, it will be impossible to completely identify the insect in question. However, I would assume it would be some type of beetle. See if it has 6 legs and its back is split into 2 wings or wing covers.


Answer by  greggula (112)

A small flat black or dark brown bug with its head at one end what looks like pincers at hte other end is call an earwig. (Deraptera} The pincer like thigs are called cerci.


Answer by  xxJenniferrrxx (1)

What is a black bug with pincers & a tiny body that looks like a tick before attaching itself to a host called??

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